A new book published by the Manitoba Aboriginal Sport and Recreation Council is celebrating the history of over 100 Indigenous athletes from Manitoba and is being touted as a direct response to one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action.

"I think it's really important that we educate and build awareness through these stories of athletes and teams that have come before us," said Kevin Chief, a former MLA and basketball star.

Chief, who is Anishinaabe-MΓ©tis from Duck Bay, Man. about 330 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg, is featured in the publication.   

Read more about the book at... https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/manitoba-book-indigenous-athletes-1.6187593

Other basketball athletes featured in the book include...

  • Malachi Leclerc
  • Jackie Anderson
  • The Boulanger Family
  • Anishinabe Pride Basketball Club among others 

The book is co-authored by local basketball player and coach Carriera Lamoureux along with Janice Forsyth and Scott Taylor.

To purchase a copy of the book for $25 (softcover) or $60 (hardcover), please place an order HERE.

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